Before the 2010 NFL Draft, Dallas Cowboys team owner and general manager Jerry Jones was videotaped saying he wouldn’t draft Tim Tebow because “he’d never get on the field.” Jones was evidently intoxicated when he made the statement on camera, but he stayed true to his word and passed on Tebow in the draft that year. Now that the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback has been waived by the New York Jets, the Cowboys have the opportunity to place a claim on Tebow or negotiate a free agent deal with him if he clears waivers.
As you can imagine, every Cowboys source and beat writer in the Metroplex has been asked about the possibility of Tebow coming to Dallas in the past 24 hours and each one has answered with a resounding “no.”
Dallas fans should be thankful because Tebow in a Cowboys uniform would spell trouble and drama at the same time. Tony Romo hasn’t exactly been given the nod of approval by the Dallas faithful after signing a six-year extension worth $108 million this offseason. Couple that with the fact there are tons of casual Cowboys fans at every game who don’t know a lot about the team and Cowboys Stadium would vibrate with “We want Tebow!” chants during games like Dallas’ loss to the Chicago Bears last season, in which Romo threw five interceptions.
That situation would be more than enough drama in itself, but Tebow likely wouldn’t play much for the Cowboys. Regardless, the Dallas media would be all over Tebow every day just like the New York media was during his less-than-stellar tenure with the Jets. If you don’t think the Cowboys have enough distractions already, you’re sadly mistaken.
So Tebow won’t be coming to Dallas as a quarterback or anything else. Cowboys fans everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief.